Eneida Sanches began her studies in arts at the Art School of Bahia at the age of six. She studied architecture from 1980 to 1990 and simultaneously along with the course of Fine Arts at the Fine Arts of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
She has research on African and Afro-Brazilian aesthetics since 1990 and studies calcography (prints from etching) at the Museum of Modern Art workshops in Bahia from 1995 to 2000.
She exhibits from 1992 to 2000 in Museums and Galleries in Brazil and the United States with tools of liturgical use of the Yoruba candomblé showing works related to the theme of the Transe and expands the language of the prints into objects and installations.
In 2007, she was awarded the XXIV Salon of the Bahia Museum of Modern Art MAM-Ba and took part in the Frie Academie, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
As of 2011, she brings together printing and video-installation through the series Transe - Displacement of Dimensions in a collaborative work with photographer and video maker Tracy Collins (NY).
In 2013 she has his work published in the Magazine of Contemporary Art N / Paradoxa (Bisi Silva) and exhibits installation Transe (video installation) at the Festival Video Brasil 18th Edition - SP.
In 2014 she was selected for a 3-month art residency at NAFASI Artspace in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She was also nominated to the most important prize in the country, PIPA Prize.
In 2016 she presents his work at Itau Cultural SP in the collective Diálogos Ausentes curated by Rosana Paulino and Diane Lima.
In 2017 she moved his studio to Sao Paulo where she works and lives.
She participates in the Gaia Biennial in Portugal.
In 2018, she is part of the PretAtitudes collective exhibition at SESC Ribeirao Preto, curated by Claudinei Silva. She presents her first solo show at Galeria Andrea Rehder, Sao Paulo and has her artwork published in the Contemporary And (C&) Berlin-based magazine.
In 2019 she speaks at LASA 2019 Forum and her work is published in TRANSITION, The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora issue 127
Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal da Bahia
Visual Arts Curator and Coordinator at Galeria ACBEU em Salvador, Bahia from 2002 to 2009
Board of Directors at Instituto SACATAR – www.sacatar.org) – Residência artística na Ilha de Itaparica, Bahia, Brasil from 2004 to 2011
Idealized and coordinated of Circuito das Artes Bahia and CircuitoTriangulações, from 2004 to 2015.
Idealized and coordinated VILA RICA ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES from 2019
TRANSITION, The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora issue 127 - 2019
CONTEMPORARY & May 2018 https://www.contemporaryand.com/magazines/eneida-sanches-trance-and-dimensional-displacement/
N.PARADOXA a publication by Nigerian contemporary curator and artist Bisi Silva - Article by Solange Farkas - 2013
ARTISTS FROM BAHIA by Brazilian art critique Matilde Mattos - 2012
Book: Pai Burukô - Mestre Didi - Published by CORRUPIO - 2007
Book: Creole Tales from Bahia - Mestre Didi Publisher: Niger Okan 2004
Book: + 100 ARTISTAS DA BAHIA - Published by Prova do Artista - 2001
Book: Invasão do Inferno - Júlio Góes – 2000
Magazine: Art In America - September - 1994
Nominated to PIPA Award http://www.pipa.org.br/pag/eneida-sanches/
XVI National Salon at Museum of Modern Art in Bahia Salvador Bahia Brasil
1st National Salon of Contemporary Arts Rio das Ostras- Rio de Janeiro
Special Mention Award - VIII Biennial of Recôncavo - São Félix - Bahia
PIECES IN COLLECTION
Caribbean Cultural Center , New York USA
Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. USA
Museum for African Art New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
Afrika Museum, Berg En Dal , Holland
NAFASI Artspace - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
RESIDENCIES IN VISUAL ARTS
INDIGO ARTS ALLIANCE Portland Maine USA June and July 2019
NACO Núcleo de Artes Centro Oeste - Olhos D'Água - Goiânia - Brasil
NAFASI Artspace - Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania. Sept to Dec 2015
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE - Arts Residency Programme, May 01 to 10th 2002
FRIJE Academie - Den Haag - Holland May to June 2008
GUEST ARTIST FOR SEMINARS AND LECTURES
LASA 2019 Nuestra America: Justice and Inclusion Boston
Hunter College/Ford Foundation
Princeton University, "Visual Arts from Brazil"
Indianapolis Art Center, "Crosscurrents"
University of Wisconsin[UW] , "Brasil Beyond the Rain Forest"
PretAtitudes SESC Vila Mariana SP
PretAtitudes SESCs Ribeirão Preto e São Carlos SP
Andrea Rehder Galeria de Arte SP
Itaú Cultural Diálogos Ausentes Rio de Janeiro RJ
Bienal de Gaia Porto Portugal
Diálogos Ausentes Itaú Cultural Curated by Diane LIma and Rosana Paulino - São Paulo Brasil
Sessões ... Fricções Curated by Marília Panitz Galeria Alfinete - Brasília - Brazil
Reconvexo Festival de Electronic Art - Brasília D.C. Brasil
Possession: Art, Power and Black Womanhood Curated by Temi Odumosu Copenhagen - DM
III Biennial of Bahia - Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
VideoBrasil International Arts Festival - São Paulo - Brasil
Solo: Caixa Cultural - Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
II Triennial of Luanda - Luanda - Angola
Afrika Museum - Berg En Dal - Holland
Frie Academie - Den Haag - Holland
XVI Salon MAM Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia - Salvador - Bahia - Brasil
Group: Artificial Afrika at Gigantic Art Space NY -
Group: Nove de Fora - Galeria Por Amor À Arte - Porto - Portugal
Salão Nacional Rio das Ostras - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
Group: Mais 100 Artistas da Bahia - Museu de Arte Sacra - Salvador - Bahia
Solo: Divination- Princeton Arts Council USA
Group: Celebration of African Inheritage Curated by Emanoel Araujo - Pinacoteca São Paulo Group: Crosscurrents - Indianapolia Art Center Indiana - USA
Group: Shipping and Receiving -Union Gallery - Madison - USA.
Group: Face of The Gods Museum for African Art Curated by Robert F. Thompson and Daniel Dawson - NY -USA